Medical Center Cologne (MCC) is dedicated to the treatment of cancer using an immune-supportive, nontoxic cancer therapy and also other chronic diseases, such as infections with hepatitis B and C and HIV. This program was developed by Robert Gorter, MD, PhD, after more than thirty-nine years of clinical experience and after surviving cancer himself.
Since 2000, Medical Center Cologne applies the Gorter Model, an innovative, nontoxic approach in the treatment of cancer. The goal of the treatment is to improve the immune system (“immune restoration”). Traditional academic (western) medicine is being combined with new therapies, which have a sound scientific basis.
The therapies and protocols are integrated in a schedule designed specifically for each patient. There are 3 major forms of nontoxic cancer therapy included in the Gorter Model:
In 2011, the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine was awarded to the researchers who discovered the function of the dendritic cells and the immune system in recognizing and battling cancer cells. Ralph M. Steinman received one-half of the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity. This award demonstrates the significance of this cell type in health and disease. Experts expect that within a few years, dendritic cells will become a part of the standard treatment of various forms of cancer.